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Study in Sweden and Scholarship information for Master's starting in August 2020

Here is a fully-funded Swedish Institute Scholarship for South Africa (SISSA) for students to pursue a Master’s degree in Sweden.

(Published - 22 November 2019)

Here is a fully-funded Swedish Institute Scholarship for South Africa (SISSA) for students to pursue a Master’s degree in Sweden. The scholarship is aimed at developing global leaders who will contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Ideal candidates are ambitious young professionals with academic qualifications, demonstrated leadership experience and an ambition to make a difference!

Priority will be given to applicants who:

  • choose study programmes with an emphasis on one of the following subject areas: computer science and IT, design (industrial design, architecture, urban/regional planning), engineering, environmental technology/sustainable development, gender studies, nanotechnology, or public health,
  • have completed bachelor’s with honours or equivalent from a South African university, and
  • have demonstrated work and leadership experience.

However, applicants from other fields of studies are also welcome! SISSA aims at diversity and gender equality among scholarship holders.

Important deadlines are 15 January for University admissions and 20 February 2020 for the scholarship application.

In 2020, about 10 scholarships will be granted to South African students which cover living costs, tuition fees, a travel grant and insurance for Master studies in Sweden.

Please follow the Embassy of Sweden on social media, @SwedeninSA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more information and updates.

For more information about Sweden and how it is to study in Sweden, follow @Swedense @Studyinsweden @SwedishInst @Swedishinstitutescholarships @ApplytoSweden – you can also tag them and share their posts!

To see examples, here you can find a tweet about SISSA and a Facebook post about studies in Sweden. The Swedish Institute also has a short film clip about the scholarship for Master studies in Sweden which can be shared, see it here or on Facebook, and an instruction video about how to apply for a Swedish Institute scholarship.

A document with more information about studies in Sweden and scholarship opportunities is attached. Please do also take a look at the attached flyer (or download more here) about the Swedish Institute Scholarships for South Africa (SISSA).

For any inquiries regarding studies in Sweden or the scholarship please contact tove.nordberg@gov.se or oskar.nielsen@gov.se (from 1 April 2020) at the Embassy of Sweden in Pretoria.

You can also visit our website for contact details.


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